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  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  February 25, 1975
  • Accomplishments:  New York Times Bestseller
  • Fun Faith Fact!: 

    Her dad was a used car salesman.

Raised Jewish by her Jewish father and Mormon mother, she recalls growing up the youngest of six kids in a "nice Jewish neighborhood" in New Jersey, but Chelsea Handler remembers a childhood in a family that struggled and felt like an outsider in her own community.

Perhaps it's this struggle that contributes heavily to her "edge", as she lends her extremely sarcastic and satirical voice to her observational comedy style. As a young adult, she left New Jersey for California to pursue acting, but shifted gears to comedy after finding her voice, and clearly, her niche.

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